Triumph’s original Rocket III created a class of its own. Launched in 2004, it was a pure original with more muscle, presence and torque than any of the competition. Now, the all-new limited-edition Triumph Factory Custom Rocket 3, with a new 2,500cc triple engine, the world’s largest production motorcycle engine, re-defines its own class.
With only 750 ever being sold worldwide, the Rocket 3 TFC is Triumph’s most exclusive and desirable motorcycle. Featuring a signature three-header exhaust run, twin LED headlight, and interchangeable single and twin seat setup, plus premium TFC badging with gold detailing and a beautiful individually-numbered plaque on the instrument mount, each one will be completely unique and never to be repeated.
Every Rocket 3 TFC owner will also receive a special tailor-made TFC handover pack dedicated to their bike, featuring a numbered letter signed by Triumph’s CEO Nick Bloor, a personalised custom build book, leather TFC branded rucksack and a beautiful Rocket 3 TFC indoor bike cover.
‘The most powerful Triumph ever built’
At 2,500cc, the all new higher capacity, and world’s biggest, motorcycle production engine, is central to the 2019 Rocket 3 TFC’s staggering performance, delivering more than 221Nm, the world’s highest torque, an amazing 70% more than its closest competitors. In addition, the all-new engine delivers more than 170PS of peak power, which is more than 13% higher than the previous generation, making it the most powerful Triumph ever made.
Significant weight savings across the entire motorcycle make the 2019 Rocket 3 TFC over 15% lighter than its predecessor with over 40kg saving, for an astounding handling and riding experience. This saving is delivered by a unique aluminium frame which uses the engine as a stressed member for mass optimisation, a beautiful aluminium single sided swinging arm, engine component refinements, premium one-off carbon fibre bodywork and class-leading lightweight braking components.
State of the art technology
The new Rocket 3 TFC offers category dominating technology, setting an incredibly high standard. The latest generation full-colour 2nd generation TFT instruments add even more sophistication and a major step up in functionality over the previous Rocket. The minimal stylish design of the TFT system offers two information layout themes and a feature that allows the rider to personalise their start-up screen.
Increasing the level of rider-focused technology even further, the optimised Cornering ABS and Traction Control set-up maintains the optimum braking performance and level of traction, whatever the lean angle. Additionally, four riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-configurable) adjust the throttle map and traction control settings to suit the riding conditions or rider preference.
Taking the riding experience to a new level, the Rocket 3 TFC comes with Triumph Shift Assist and Hill Hold Control as standard. The Triumph Shift Assist allows for clutch-less up and down quick shifts improving the shifting times compared to manual gear changes, whilst the Hill Hold feature enables maximum rider control, preventing the bike rolling backwards.
Heart-stopping muscular presence
With incredible poise and presence, its clean uncluttered style and muscular feel is further enhanced by new intricate twenty spoke cast aluminium wheels with imposing 240mm rear tyre width and commanding internally wired flat handlebars. It features a one-of-a-kind twin colour paint scheme and unique premium lightweight carbon fibre bodywork, including front mud-guard, silencer end caps and exhaust heat shields, fly screen, drive shaft cover, heel guards and tank strap.
TFC premium edition motorcycles
Triumph’s Factory Custom motorcycles reflects Triumph’s unparalleled impact on the custom scene, and the unique passion and expertise that lives within the design and engineering teams. Earlier this year, Triumph revealed the Thruxton TFC, the final power and weight specifications have now been confirmed, delivering even more power 109PS @ 8,000rpm and even greater weight savings, incredible 8kg saving over the Thruxton R.
This is a passion that has been demonstrated many times over with a host of unique motorcycles created within a dedicated factory design workshop. From individual custom ambassador bikes, to movie bikes and multiple racing bikes, from off road to track and drag-racing bikes, all built to ride, and many to race, each showcases the world class talent in design and hand-crafted custom art of the Triumph factory custom team.
With the genesis of the TFC offer coming from the 2014 Triumph TFC Bobber and TFC Scrambler, leading to the first in this range – the Thruxton TFC – the launch of the second, the Rocket 3 TFC signals the beginning of a whole new offer with the most beautiful, exclusive and desirable Triumphs ever made, with more to come.